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Strong earthquake: M6.1 quake strikes near Karpathos in Greece

Earthquake location 35.1861S, 26.8615WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (mg/mb) was reported Thursday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Karpathos in Greece. The temblor was reported at 20:07:43 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 20.86 km (13 miles). Global time of event 16/04/15 / 2015-04-16 18:07:43 / April 16, 2015 @ 6:07 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 26.8615 East, latitude 35.1861 North, depth 20.86 km, unique identifier, us2000272b.

Close countries, Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). The epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) from Ierápetra (c. 12 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Ágios Nikólaos (c. 10 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Siteía (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ágios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Siteía.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.8615° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.1861° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km SW of Karpathos, Greece Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-04-16 18:07:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-04-16 18:38:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.52 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 576 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.435 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000272b Id of event.
Event Code 2000272b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000272b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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